Hello and welcome to the new Imagine Sisters Blog! My name’s Greg Iwinski, and I’m working as the new Editor of this part of the Imagine Sisters movement! Whether you’re a Mother Superior, a young woman discerning her vocation, a parent trying to learn more about religious life, or even someone who isn’t sure they believe in God… we’re glad you’re here! God is moving, brothers and sisters – and there is always something to talk about with our faith. So let’s talk about what this blog is:
The Imagine Sisters blog is a place you’ll want to check in on regularly – we’ve worked hard to build a team of writers from all different parts of the Church. Among our writers are, of course, sisters – along with priests, seminarians, novices, parents, and even a few young people actively discerning right now! Wherever you’re at in your faith and vocation journey, there’s someone going through the exact same thing!
If you’re new to the Imagine Sisters Movement, make sure to check out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) pages and the ‘Discover’ section, where we have a ton of great content that answers some initial questions you may have – Why do we have the religious life? What are sisters? What’s up with those awesome outfits?
If you’re already a fan of Imagine Sisters, this’ll be the place to keep coming back to for fresh content every week. Maybe we’ll be talking about a discernment novena; maybe we’ll be reflecting on how God made springtime to remind us that even in hopeless winter there is still life. (Can you tell we’re from the Midwest?) You’ll also find things like interviews and videos from the events we visit throughout the year.
So if you’re reading this… welcome! We’re glad you’re here. Look around, check out some blogs, and know that we are praying for you. More important than any blog we write or video we make is the fact that all fulfillment, all vocations, and all joy come from the heart of Christ. We are all seeking His voice, and we hope this blog helps you hear Him a little more clearly.
Greg Iwinski and the Imagine Sisters Blog Team
As we write this blog, we find ourselves just days away from our deadline (February 1,2013) to finish fundraising for Light of Love–our new film about the beautiful lives of sisters! We’re also preparing for the upcoming Tulsa Mission you might have heard about on our Facebook or Tumblr. If you are hearing about this project for the first time, you definitely need to visit the film website and our social media networks to see more on what we are up to! Continue reading
“The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at his moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling.” (Bl. John Paul, II, Mulieris Dignitatem)
What does it mean to live as an authentically feminine woman? There are books and articles, essays and poems, paintings and hymns that all capture the ideal of femininity.
St. Therese, the Little Flower, is known and loved by people all over the world . . . and she has been interceding for Imagine Sisters from the beginning! St. Therese’s feast is October 1st, and we are praying the St. Therese Novena starting Saturday, September 22!! Novenas are an ancient tradition in the Church of 9 days of prayer for a particular intention. St. Therese promised to send down from Heaven a shower of roses, responding to the prayers entrusted to her. We are asking St. Therese pray for the One Rose Invitation, to send down a shower of vocations to the religious life, so we can have countless new sisters to help bring the light and love of the Christ to the world! To help you remember to pray the novena prayers each day, you can sign up for daily emails from praymorenovenas.com The official intention for the Novena is the One Rose Invitation! Join us in asking our friend St. Therese for help–we are confident she won’t let us down!
For a biography of St. Therese: Biography from Catholic.org